• What is an essential reading, or, what is it essential to read?

    I was recently asked in two different ways which of the ‘essential’ readings students should be focusing on. This is an excellent question and rather than answering directly to the students, I thought I should offer my own perspective on … Continued

  • First topic for our weekly discussion

    The Chief Executive of Swale Borough council in Kent recently wrote a piece in the Guardian Leaders section that touches on a range of issues pertinent to our course including the role of evidence in decision-making, the nexus of technology, … Continued

  • Welcome to Cambridge!

    Welcome to Cambridge! It may well be autumn, but a good place to start the first blog post is with the summer reading list.  Every year we have an excellent discussion when students first arrive in Cambridge, but I have … Continued